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BSN Admissions - Estimated Upper-Division Nursing Program Expenses

  • Since the upper-division nursing program consists of both coursework and clinical experiences, there are additional costs involved. These additional costs are indicated on the first and second charts below.
  • Prices listed are estimates and based on previous expenses, all pricing and requirements are subject to change. Prices listed are rounded to the nearest $5.00.
  • For a student pursuing a second baccalaureate degree, funding is limited. Grants are not available and there is a limit on student loan funding. For additional information, contact the UT Arlington Financial Aid Office.
  • If English is your second language, a computer software program is available to assist with language skills specific to the healthcare field in the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) Student Success Center. If residing outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the software program is available for checkout.
  • Maximum Outside Employment Hours while in the upper-division nursing program: Due to the rigorous nature of the upper-division nursing program and the time commitments of the coursework and clinical, it is preferred that students do not work while in the program. If working while in the upper-division nursing program, it is recommended that students work a maximum of 15-20 hours per week. Some students may find that is too much, depending on other commitments and personal study habits.
  • UT Arlington offers the Money Management Center as a resource for assistance with budgeting, savings and credit awareness. Appointments are available in person, over the phone, or via Skype.
  • CONHI Scholarships are available after completing the JR I semester. Apply through Scholarshop.
  • Your total expenses as a student will depend on several criteria, including Texas residency, individual fines and fees, your progress through the program, the particulars of your lifestyle, etc. This information is presented as an estimate only to aid your planning and to help you anticipate the costs of being a nursing student.

Post-Acceptance Estimated Costs

Estimated expenses once accepted to the upper-division nursing program and prior to starting the program
Group One Criminal Background Check $45
Texas Board of Nursing Criminal Background Check $45
10 Panel Drug Screen $50
AHA Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) ᵃ $60
Required Immunizations ᵃ Discuss with physician and/or UTA Health Services and/or local county Health & Human Services Immunization Clinic (income and residency conditions may apply). Check CON website for list of required immunizations.
InPlace (immunization monitoring service) ᵃ $70 (annually)
Medical Insurance ᵃ Prices vary. Eligible to use UTA student insurance if desired.
Mandatory In-Person Orientation (One day) Travel expenses for students residing outside of the DFW area

Upper-Division Program Estimated Costs

Estimated expenses once the upper-division nursing program has started - Campus Based Program
Campus Based Program JR I & II SR I & II
Tuition (Resident) ᵃ $10,700 $10,650
Testing & Resources, Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) $162 $162
Smart Hospital/Smart Lab usage fee $530 (campus based only) $530 (campus based only)
Estimated expenses once the upper-division nursing program has started - Accelerated Online Program
Accelerated Online Program JR I & II SR I & II
Tuition (Resident) ᵃ $9,100 ($350 per credit hr./SCH) $8,750 ($350 per credit hr./SCH)
Testing & Resources, Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) $162 $162
Estimated expenses once the upper-division nursing program has started
All Students JR I & II SR I & II
Books ᵃ (prices for AO BSN comparable to the Campus book prices-estimate based on purchase of eBooks only) $2500 $715
Nursing Kit ᵃ $280 $100
Stethoscope ᵃ Must have both a diaphragm and bell $20 - $200  
Uniform (scrubs) ᵃ three sets recommended $40 (and up/set)  
Scrub Jacketᵃ $20 (and up)  
Laptop Computer ᵃ Varies  
Internet Connection ᵃ Varies  
Parking (Campus only) ᵃ $210 (based on 2018/2019 rates) $210 (based on 2018/2019 rates)
Parking (AO BSN only) ᵃ Students in the DFW area will test weekly at UTA. If parking on campus, a parking permit is required $11/day or $3.75/hr. (garage) Campus parking options include 1. purchasing a daily permit 2. parking meter or the Maverick garage     $11/day or $3.75/hr. (garage) Campus parking options include 3. purchasing a daily permit 4. parking meter or the Maverick garage  
Locker $30 $30

Final Semester/Graduation Estimated Costs

Estimated expenses during final semester, graduation & testing expenses
UTA Graduation Fee $40 (application for graduation is required by deadline)
Diploma Mailing Fee $10
Cap & Gown $75
Honors Cord ᵇ $15 (if applicable)
Nursing Pinning Ceremony $60
Pearson VUE NCLEX ᶜ $200 (per attempt) If a passing score is not earned on the first attempt, another testing fee must be paid and there is a 45 day wait to be eligible to re-test.
Texas Board of Nursing application ᶜ $100 (per attempt)
NCLEX Test prep course (optional) $79 - $425 A variety of vendors (Elsevier, Hurst, Kaplan, NCSBN, Uworld, etc.) provide this resources, prices vary.
Footnotes

Required to maintain throughout the duration of the upper-division nursing program.

Optional expenses.

Additional expenses incurred if not passed initially and a re-take is required